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Zoli by Colum McCann
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Oct 23, 2011

really liked it
Recommended for: Nick, Meagan and Jim, because they are all Czech.
Read from October 23 to 29, 2011

I loved this book. Colum McCann is a very good writer. I think partly what I mean by that is that his writing evokes feelings, without being schmaltzy. Zoli is a book about how the best of intentions can go awry. It's about tremendous suffering and how stultifying blame and self-protection can be (or maybe that's just something I got from it). It's also about survival. Finally, it is an interesting study of what can happen to a "rescued" underclass. I liked the book too, because along the way I learned lot about the Romani people--or "Gypsies" as they are sometimes still called.

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